St. Antony's Church, Pathirapally is erected as the 48th Parish in the Diocese by his Excellency Joseph Kariyil on 10th December 2018. Rev. Fr. Joseph Karithodath is appointed as the first Parish Priest of the Parish.
The Santa Maria Church, Perumpadappu is erected as the 47th Parish in the Diocese by his Excellency Joseph Kariyil on 08th July 2018. The Santa Maria Church, contructed with the initiative of Rev. Fr. Jelson Velassery, was blessed on 12th August 2017.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed” (Lk 4:18). Jesus, anointed by the Spirit, brings good news to the poor. Everything he proclaims, and we priests too proclaim, is good news. News full of the joy of the Gospel – the joy of those anointed in their sins with the oil of forgiveness and anointed in their charism with the oil of mission, in order to anoint others in turn.
Pope Francis’ prayer intention for February is to Comfort for the Afflicted: That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.
He Said: Welcome the Needy. We live in cities that throw up skyscrapers and shopping centers and strike big real estate deals … but they abandon a part of themselves to marginal settlements on the periphery.